Twitter is to implement a ‘retweet’ feature on its micro-blogging platform, following popular demand. Company co-founder Biz Stone has posted a pen and paper sketch of his proposed implementation on the Twitter blog. The move means that users who want to broadcast a tweet from one of their friends to all of their followers will be able to click a ‘retweet’.
To the followers, it would look as though the original tweeter had sent the message, but a small block of text would also indicate who had retweeted it. Users also have the option to block all retweets from individual users. Currently, users have to manually copy and paste the original message, along with the acronym ‘RT’. A retweet function already exists on many third-party Twitter applications, such as TweetDeck.
Read Biz Stone’s blog here.